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Why Should You Choose Cloud Computing?

In the past, businesses and homes have stored all of their data on either their local hard drives, or their local networks. In today’s world, many are switching to a new, easier way of storing files, called cloud computing. This type of file storing is web based, and you don’t need to have your own servers in order to be on a network. There are many benefits to choosing cloud computing, and many reasons to pick Global IP Networks. Storing your files on a local hard drive can be very risky. Especially with a laptop. Since laptops are made to be…

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Why Cloud Computing Is Better for the Environment

It was commonly assumed in the past that the move away from paper by business was beneficial to the environment. After all, less paper use means cutting down fewer trees and less demand for the output of paper mills which consume enormous quantities of water. Instead, the change from print to digital media merely altered the environmental impact. Large scale business use of servers consumes energy both in running and cooling them. Given the heavy reliance on coal for power generation in the United States, “going digital” is releasing more CO2 (a greenhouse gas) into the environment. Natural gas is also extensively used for…

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What is NAS (Network Attached Storage)?

NAS (Network Attached Storage) is a category of dedicated file storage device. It provides local-area network nodes that have file-based shared storage through a standard Ethernet connection. NAS is similar to having a private cloud in your office. It provides the benefits of a public cloud onsite and other advantages are: It is easy to operate It is less expensive It is always accessible when you need it It centralizes your data storage in a reliable and secure way As your business grows, the data you accumulate also grows. Not all of it will fit nicely into a database and if…

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What does Oracle Know About Cloud Computing That You Don’t?

Oracle is a world leader in data-based software. When Bloomberg.com discussed the company’s new marketing strategy, they revealed a future that’s focused on selling cloud-based software instead of traditional computer-based programs. What does Oracle know about cloud computing that you haven’t figured out yet? Their website explains one important idea that’s worth repeating, “Most businesses spend 4x more maintaining IT than innovating with IT.” Cloud computing can help businesses make simple operating changes that can save some of that time, effort, and money. Those things are pretty important if you want your business to grow. Cloud-based Applications With cloud computing you can run your…

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Ways You Use the Cloud Daily – Whether You Realize it or Not

The cloud is an amazing thing. It’s been around for years, and it still continues to amaze us. One of the most amazing things about the cloud is how much it has been integrated into our lives. In many cases, we don’t even realize we’re using the cloud. Here are a few ways we use the cloud every day without even realizing it. Checking your e-mail Most popular e-mail providers maintain your e-mails on their own servers. This is helpful to you because it means that you can access your e-mail from any computer anywhere, not just your personal machine, and it…

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Three Things the Cloud Can Do for Your Business

If you run a business, you’ve heard of cloud computing. However, you may not be aware of all of the things that the cloud can do. In fact, the cloud itself can almost run a business, if the right person is in charge. Here are a few things you may not have realized the cloud can do for your business. Storage Every business has digital storage needs. You may already know that this can be found on the cloud, but it’s worth mentioning because it’s one of the primary uses. Storing data on the cloud can eliminate your need for storage…

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Three Reasons Why Cloud Computing is Ideal for a Small Business

While technological advancements are made in almost every industry, and on a constant basis, technology that you can use for your small business is even better. In this case, it is cloud computing. Instead of using a local server to handle all of your data, this is handled by a network of remote servers, in which all information is transferred through the internet. It is an incredible practice for large businesses, and it is also extremely beneficial for small businesses that are looking to maximize efficiency. It is Cost-efficient in Almost Every Way Cloud computing is really quite simple and easy…

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The Benefits of Cloud Computing

If you’re thinking about leaping into the cloud, you’re probably making the right choice. For years, cloud computing has been growing, and it’s now a solid concept that is central to many company’s operations. It presents few problems, but comes with many benefits. Let’s talk about a few.   Cheaper Cloud computing is probably cheaper than whatever you’re doing instead. When you use the cloud, there is much less need for networking and storage equipment. Some companies have eliminated them completely. Often, the cloud services even provide software. These services are almost always less expensive than having them in the office,…

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Taking the Buffet Approach to Cloud Computing

Few organizations survive without trial and error. What may work well today may not work tomorrow. While it is possible to build educated guesses on market fluctuations, no one knows the future. Uncertainty may be the reason companies have invested in a buffet style cloud computing approach. Why are organizations not focusing on one single approach? Development Life Cycle Changes Over 71% of cloud companies focused on DevOps, according to a RightScale study. This focus of DevOps, a combination of development and operations, is not to only build software. Instead DevOps looks to support that software through its natural life…

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Setting Up a Storage Cluster

If you haven’t set up a storage cluster before, it can seem a bit daunting at first. You may not know how to begin or how it works. So let us help; here’s a guide to storage clusters. Storage clusters are a type of architecture that enables you to store data with redundancy. They enable you to have maximum up time as they seamlessly provide data to applications.  Clusters are groups of servers that provide redundancy should one machine go down or become overloaded with other tasks. Clusters provide transparency, meaning that no matter what data you’re accessing, the machine beneath it…

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